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Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

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14False claim of professional qualification

(1)A person commits an offence if, with intent to deceive (whether by words or in writing or by the assumption of any name or description, or by the wearing of any uniform or badge or by any other kind of conduct)—

(a)he falsely represents himself to possess qualifications in nursing, midwifery or health visiting; or

(b)he falsely represents himself to be registered in the register, or in a particular part of it.

(2)A person commits an offence if—

(a)with intent that any person shall be deceived, he causes or permits another person to make any representation about himself which, if made by himself with intent to deceive would be an offence in him under subsection (1); or

(b)with intent to deceive, makes with regard to another person any representation which—

(i)is false to his own knowledge, and

(ii)if made by the other with that intent would be an offence in the other under that subsection.

(3)A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine of not more than £500.

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